Olympic medallist and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky lit the flame
On a wet dreary evening, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky emerged from BC Place Stadium and made his way to Vancouver's waterfront. He was clutching the Olympic torch on its final journey to light the cauldron that will burn brightly in Vancouver over the next 17 days. The opening ceremonies lasted a little over three hours and was an extravaganza of light, sound and musical performances. Let the Games begin!